Banks Hovey

How old are you? I just turned 16 this month.

How long have you been riding? Little over three years

What got you into riding? I got into riding when Daniel Dhers opened up his park in Holly Springs, NC. I rode before just at the track trying to jump as far as we could on little plastic ramp.

What inspires you to ride? I just love to go as high and as far I can go. I really like to do tricks no else is doing right now I’m working on a couple of NBD’s. BMX keeps me on my toes when I’m not riding FMX and I can use it to help me learn tricks since I don’t have a foam pit.

Who is your favorite rider? Why? My favorite rider that’s a hard on there is so many. Chase Hawk, Dan Foley, Jamie Bestwick, and Cory Nastazio. I like Chase and Dan because of their style and smoothness along with their bike control. Jamie is a monster on vert at 49 y/o and still a medal contender. The hight and style he can do everything is amazing.Now Nasty is a whole different world he can blast dirt jumps at a level no one is even close to. The extension and finesse he puts on his tricks is what makes him stand out.



What is your favorite place to ride? Ogden skatepark in Wilmington, NC

What is the dream place to ride? Woodward I haven’t made it there yet it looks amazing.

What is one thing you love about BMX? Just the freedom you have when you ride you can go ride a parking block and have fun.

What is a problem that you see with BMX today? Too many barspins and fly out tricks Haha. Kids try to learn tricks before they learn to air over coping or being able to jump a box. Also it seems like the amount of kids with style is 1-50

What is a memorable BMX moment that you remember? Any stories? I jumped the fence at the Scotty Crammer jam in Wilmington.

What are some ways that you deal with injury? I’ve been lucky I haven’t had any injuries on my BMX I tore my ACL when someone hit me while I was sitting on my dirtbike and they sideswiped me.

What is your favorite place you have rode and why? Alliance Skatepark in Grand Prairie, TX it’s sick they got dirt jumps, a vert ramp, a plaza, and a old Xgames style park setup.

How had riding affected your life? Positively? I have met I lot of people through riding and opened up some opportunity’s to ride at some pro contests.

What came first MX or BMX? Moto by a long shot. I’ve been riding moto since I was 18 months old.

What was your first BMX show that you were in? Were you nervous? I did my first show for Daniel Dhers. No I live hearing a crowd I feed off the energy of the crowd.

What is your biggest accomplishment in BMX? Wining the best trick at the Scotty crammer jam.

Any shoutouts to anybody? Yeah big shout out to Gurrilla bikes, Jack Kane, Jeff Kane, Daniel Dhers, Freenote cloth, Forever United Apparel, and Backyard Bmx Mag for the article and Trish Bare.